Kenyan Electoral Body Announces Incumbent President Kenyatta Election Winner

National Super Alliance opposition coalition supporters demonstrate in the streets of the Kondele Estate in Kisumu along Lake Victoria demanding their candidate to be named the winner in the general elections

In terms of numbers, the final results showed that Kenyatta secured 8,203,290 votes, while Odinga got 6,762,224 votes. The IEBC reports that NASA neglected to provide data supporting their vote count and that NASA's numbers on votes cast and registered voters in multiple counties were erroneous.

The group's own vote tally projected 54% of the vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta, compared to the official count of 54.3%, which ELOG said was well within their 1.9% margin of error.

The balance of votes were picked up by a number of other candidates.

Sixteen people have died since the result was announced on Friday.

"As with any competition, there shall always be winners and there shall be losers, but we all belong to one great nation, called Kenya".

An opposition alliance's backing for Mr Odinga was not enough to stop Mr Kenyatta's re-election.

"As I said to my worthy opponents, especially my brother, the Right Honorable Raila Odinga, I reach out to you; I reach out to all your supporters", Kenyatta said.

He also called for calm and said there was no need for violence as a result of the election.

"People are demonstrating in the street".

However NASA ruled out turning to court, where Odinga lost a claim against a disputed election in 2013.

Mr Odinga, a former prime minister, claims that hackers infiltrated the election commission's computer system with the identity of a murdered election official and altered results to favour the 55-year-old Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's first president after independence from British colonial rule.

"We raised some very serious concerns, they have not responded to them".

Kenya's defeated opposition coalition vowed on Saturday they would not halt their bid to overturn a "sham" election result, which sparked violent protests that have left 11 people dead.

People in downtown Nairobi, who have nearly stopped work for a week fearing violence and instability, said they wanted to move on now that the elections are over.

"Going to court, for us, is not an alternative. We have been there before", he said.

Kenya has seen post-election violence.

Siaya Senator-elect James Orengo, who also spoke to the gathering, called for peace and but also demanded for justice while at the same time blaming the Kenyan media for skewed coverage of events following the conclusion of the elections.



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